Our in-house expert’s views
On building immunity amidst the pandemic
‘Get Vitamin C and Zinc supplements’ Check Vitamin D status, ‘Try this traditional concoction to boost immunity’ – These phrases have become so popular, and we hear them more often than before. The Social media platforms are constantly buzzing with ‘Miracles of steaming’ and other such remedies to keep the virus at bay. At such times, it is difficult to escape conversations on maintaining proper health.
Unfortunately, we do not think about health until we lose it and then go on a hyper mode to fix it. Honestly, eating healthy should not change with or without a pandemic or as per one’s convenience, it is a lifestyle choice and not something we switch on to deal with a crisis. Similarly, immunity cannot be built in a day. Yes, some supplements and products do help the body when it is fighting an infection, but these are not magic bullets. All these have a place in a healthy lifestyle which means a balanced diet, sunshine, and enough exercise.
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Meera is a food technologist and nutritionist with 25 years of experience in the food industry. She has been involved in food product development for a decade at both M&M Mars Inc. in the United States and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), India. She headed the Nutrition function for south Asia, in her last corporate role at HUL. She is also a featured contributor for a parenting magazine (ParentEdge) anchoring articles in the health and nutrition space. She has anchored content generation for apps focusing on diabetes and nutrition education for children.
She is passionate about nutrition communication, simplifying nutrition messages for the lay person. She is also a feature contributor for a parenting magazine (ParentEdge) anchoring articles in the health and nutrition space. She has anchored content generation for apps focusing on diabetes and nutrition education for children.
Ms Meera Srinivasan
Nutrition & Health Expert